- Category: Social studies
- Published on Thursday, 15 March 2012 00:00
Transit fracas on Twitter
I love a good debate! And there's nothing like transit to get people's blood boiling. That and tolls.
Mayor Watts' State-of-the-city address March 12, 2012 reiterated the call for light rail in Surrey. Here's a link to the Vancouver Sun article. In brief, the argument is buses aren't efficient enough.
Vancity Buzz, a sort of lifestyle blogazine, wrote a post March 14 called Morning Buzz: Surrey’s Unwarranted Transit Plea. The argument here was there were other priorities (ie the Broadway corridor), and Surrey should wait it's turn for major infrastructure. Here's the link to that piece.
Interestingly, both the Sun and Vancity Buzz used the same handout image. It's a nice shot, but says something about the paucity of images to illustrate abstract thought.
Here are some of the tweets that ensued, in reverse chronological order. I'm assuming much of the conversation is missing. Tweets have to include the string "surrey". I've also included the tweets that linked to Watt's address for a bit of colour and context.
"The mayor was adamant Surrey needs light rail to prosper." No the mayor needs a slap in the face. LRT is not better than a skytrain
apeckford - 11:12